Sina Mostafavi is a practicing architect, researcher, and educator. Has practiced architecture since 2007, he is the founder of SETUParchitecture, a studio that provides consultancy for innovative design solutions to construction processes. He is currently the manager and coordinator of Robotic Building Lab at TU Delft. He has led and taught design studios architectural research courses at Delft and Dessau Institute of Architecture at Bauhaus and has conducted several international workshops. As a Ph.D. in Hyperbody group and later as a senior researcher at TU Delft, he has focused since 2011 on development and application of design computation to robotic production of hybrid material systems; using multimode subtractive-additive robotic production methods. He has lectured internationally, and the results of his work have been published and presented in books, journals and conferences, such as eCAADe 2013 in Delft, Algorithms and Actualization at AA London, eCAADe 2014 in New Castle, ACADIA in Los Angeles, eCAADe 2015 in Vienna, ACADIA 2016 in Cincinnati, Rob|Arch 2016 in Sydney, Digital Knowledge in Paris Malaquais, chapters in Towards a Robotic Architecture and Imprimer-le-Monde in Centre Pompidou. Architectural prototypes and works by him are displayed at international exhibitions, such as construction week in Utrecht, V2 gallery-institute for unstable media of Rotterdam, synthetic Exhibition in Le Mans Lillie and Print the World Exposition in Centre Pompidou Paris. Read more on ABOUT

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In multiple scales ranging from products to architectural spaces and buildings in urban setups, works by Sina Mostafavi explore and examine the challenging correlations between innovation in design methods and production technologies with societal and geocultural aspects of architecture, the built environments and human artifacts. See More in



Research projects conducted and realized by Sina Mostafavi include an extensive repertoire in emerging interdisciplinary fields of studies in architecture. He regularly publishes and presents the results of his work on design computation and architectural robotic in conferences, journals, and books.  Both in his practice and academia, research through design is central to his approach. See more on:



Architecture is a setup. Hence it is a system, it is a situation, it is a trick, it is a structure, and it is an organization. Design and research projects by Sina Mostafavi incorporate digital and virtual means of organizing the space and redefine the roles of local and global intelligent methods of making, creating, producing and setting up architecture. See more on:

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